(19 Dec. 2011) — The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Dec. 19, 2011. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia, NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers is scheduled for 7:16 p.m. (Kazakhstan time) on Dec. 21. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi
Quite the colorful rocket. The Soyuz should dock to the International Space Station early this morning.